Men in Black 3: In 3D, In 2012
It’s official. Columbia Pictures has secured actor Will Smith, director Barry Sonnenfeld, and is in “advanced negotiations” with Tommy Lee Jones: Men in Black 3 is scheduled for a summer 2012 release. In a possible major plot-related give away, Columbia has also announced that they are in talks with Josh Brolin (of No Country for Old Men and Milk) to play a young Agent Kay.
ScreenRant suggests that this means that the movie will heavily feature the training of a new Kay. We have another idea.
Time travel. Yes. Lets do it. Lets take all of that “never really redecorated after the 60’s” design aesthetic and the “never really forgot the McCarthy era” paranoia of Men in Black and actually put it back in the time period it came from. Let’s talk about first contact, and the forming of the MiB, and the decision to hide the existence of aliens from humanity. Lets talk about paradox, and fate. Oh, and great big shiny guns and great big slimy aliens.
We have to admit that there’s a part of us that wants them to just forget about the movie and restart the cartoon. We have fond memories. But on the other hand, lets take another look at the 2012 summer lineup, shall we? Harry Potter, Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean, Thor, Green Lantern, Captain America, The X-Men, Batman and now the Men In Black? Thank Itzamna the Mayan apocalypse is in December.
For now, remember when kids cartoons were classy?